Strategic control is an air traffic management concept wherein a central control authority determines, and assigns to each participating airplane, a conflict-free, four-dimensional route-time profile. The route-time profile assignments are long term as compared with the short-term, immediate nature of tactical control instructions. The route-time profiles are determined in a manner that provides for predictable and efficient use of both airspace and available runway operation times. This concept results in terminal area capacity increases, delay reductions, safety improvement, and controller workload reductions. Maximum benefits are expected to occur at the busy terminal areas where demand is high and airspace is at a premium. This volume summarizes the results of a study to develop the basic algorithm for strategic control of arrivals. The strategic control concept is described as to operational concept, ATC system, airplane system, and application to U.S. airspace. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 6 reports as PB-236 718-SET, PC$34.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Company

    P.O. Box 3707, Commercial Airplane Group
    Seattle, WA  United States  98124

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Erwin, R L
    • Omoth, M J
    • Galer, W H
    • Hartnell, D
    • Yarrington, A L
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-538
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM